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Crispy Golden Trout on Fragrant Basmati Rice W/Chile Vinaigrette

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“An 1111 Mississippi Restaurant recipe for two.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
2
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. To prepare vinaigrette:> Combine cilantro, green onions, ginger, shallots, garlic, sesame seeds, chile paste, honey, vinegar, soy sauce and oil in a medium bowl; whisk to mix well. Set aside. Vinaigrette can be prepared ahead to enhance flavors; whisk before serving. (Makes about 1 1/2 cups.).
  2. To prepare trout and rice: Stir together flour, cornstarch, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Dip trout in flour mixture, coating lightly but completely.
  3. Heat about 1/8 inch oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; when oil is hot, add trout, skin side down, and fry about 2 minutes. Turn and fry about 2 minutes more, until cooked through.
  4. While fish is cooking, in a second skillet, combine rice, basil, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper to taste and butter; cook and stir until hot, about 5 minutes. Mound the rice mixture in the center of 2 serving plates, creating as much height as possible. Arrange trout on top of rice. Ladle vinaigrette around rice; garnish with cilantro sprigs. Serve immediately. Refrigerate any remaining vinaigrette for later use.

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